Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mini Christmas Tree Quilt Blocks

Hello! I want to stop in and remind everyone about the Minis and More parade coming up on September 1st (did I just write "September"?).  This month's pattern is the Mini Juniper quilt by Fig Tree & Company, and it's a very fun little quilt!

 
I started working on my quilt over the weekend, and then Monday evening I started putting parts and pieces together. If you are afraid of sewing with  diamonds; it's easier than one might think, and this pattern is actually very forgiving.



 While I wouldn't classify this as a new beginner pattern, I believe anyone can make it if they are confident with their 1/4" seam allowance. There are bias edges to worry about, but careful handling of the fabric can really help with that.


Joanna offers tips for working with these pieces throughout her pattern, and as she suggests in the pattern, her Craftsy class on angles Smarter Strip Quilting is really a terrific way to learn to work with diamonds, including the diamonds in this pattern.




 Michele has recently posted a few tips about this pattern here  (her blocks are super cute)...and...I should also mention that the blocks are over-sized and then trimmed, so that also gives you a little extra wiggle room. If you need to, you can even trim the blocks slightly smaller than called for and then adjust the sizes of the sashing, post and border pieces accordingly. 

I've decided on my post fabric, but need to choose sashing so I can set these together.

Fabrics: Greens are from three different Fig Tree collections: Somerset, Aloha Girl, and Farmhouse. The tree base triangles and tree trunks are from Farmhouse, and the background is Moda Dottie in a light tan.

Hope you are sewing along...thanks so much for stopping by!

 

8 comments:

Wendy Phelps said...

This is such a sweet quilt, it is scary to think that Christmas is not too far off. I'm just starting to think of what to sew for this Christmas. Best wishes Wendy

CUQUI Carvajal said...

Caram! Ja pensant en el Nadal. Ho tindrĂ© en compte perĂ² jo prefereixo esperar una miqueta. M'encanta el disseny de l'arbre de Nadal. Petons.

Rosa said...

Christmas is around.Those trees are so gorgeous!

Hildy said...

Beautiful trees! I need to make mine but first there are a few other things on my list. But it's still time till September (already!?!) and there're two weekends!

Needled Mom said...

Great little trees. Your colors are so soft and pretty.

barbara woods said...

I love the way that block is made, just plain trees don't inspire me but I may do a quilt like that

Rosemary B❤️ said...

I love these little blocks! really cute!

Helen L said...

Your little trees are so pretty Sherri!! I love them, and I love the farmhouse fabrics: just got a FQ stack and I've loved looking through it! :-)

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